Over the last five years (pandemic inclusive thinking) I have oscillated between always being in the kitchen, to not being in it for weeks at a time while traveling for work. It’s always been a telltale sign of my happiness and feeling mentally centered. By that I mean, that I am evidently happy and feeling like myself most when cooking. Some of you out there will understand exactly what I mean by that, and to those of you, I wanted to share a few more reasons why I love my kitchen this year.
Now as I’ve been sharing my life is about things, people, places and experiences that make me happy. Upgrades one might say. So when I found out about how Vitamix® Launches Ascent® Gold Label, a Design-Forward Line with Gold Accents and Four Sophisticated Color Choices – I had to let you all know about them right away!
Designed to be a chic, high-performing centerpiece in the kitchen. The brand’s top-of-the-line Ascent Series A3500 blender now comes in four sophisticated, timeless color choices – matte navy, matte sage, brushed gold, and white – with on-trend gold accents.
“Ascent Gold Label defies the idea that a blender belongs in a cabinet,” said Laura Ostenkamp, Vice President, Marketing & Product, at Vitamix. “These luxe machines mean customers don’t have to choose between style and performance. The four shades were inspired by current color trends like alternatives to black and nature-inspired greens, while ensuring the hues are versatile and timeless.”
Five program settings (for smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, frozen desserts, and self-cleaning) automatically adjust to the container size selected, process the recipes, and stop the blender when complete, offering walk-away convenience. Built-in wireless connectivity will allow Ascent Series blenders to evolve with the latest innovations for years to come. The Ascent Series A3500 Gold Label also offers Variable Speed Control and Pulse features that let users manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe. Touchscreen controls give the machine a sleek silhouette and are easily wiped clean.
The easy-to-clean, stylish, and powerful Ascent® Gold Label line retails for $699.95 and is available at vitamix.com. These blenders are backed by a 10-year warranty.
And after you’ve taken a golden upgrade to your device like we have this year, I think it’s important to acknowledge that Vitamix is also a leader in industry innovation. Don’t believe me? Let me tell you about The FoodCycler® by Vitamix Eco 5. A new-generation FoodCycler that’s a premium upgrade sized to address the food waste of an entire household with a streamlined look.
I think what I love just as much as the eco-friendly impact it will have on our lives is the Canadian involvement in it’s creation. Vitamix has partnered with Canadian company Food Cycle Science to introduce the Eco 5—a FoodCycler with double the capacity and a sleeker look, so you can add style to your kitchen while helping to support environmental protection.
Expanding efforts to address the urgent problem of food waste, the Eco 5 is not only larger than the previous generation, but also a step up in terms of style. It consumes less energy and features a refillable carbon filter, creating less waste than disposable versions. Yet, just like the FC-50 introduced in 2020, the Eco 5 reduces the volume of food waste by 90% in just a few hours.
Ottawa-based company Food Cycle Science (FCS) is dedicated to reducing food waste through innovative commercial, municipal and household food recycling programs. Combining this expertise with Vitamix’s design and manufacturing leadership—as well as the brand’s reputation for reliability and durability—brings consumers a simple, mess-free alternative to traditional composting that fits on the kitchen counter.
The Eco 5 comes with a three-year warranty and is available at vitamix.com for $599.95 USD/$819.95 CAD.
So while I feel most inspired in the kitchen in the summer months and into the fall soon enough, I hope that I have inspired you to step back into the kitchen if you haven’t felt inspired to do so lately, and enjoy the upgrades to it that you have been looking for.
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Photos: Vitamix, The Food Cycler, Daniel Reyes Cocka, and participating brands
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